Zach Britton
Zach Britton delivers 17th save Monday
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
1:14 AM
News: Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 17th save Monday, tossing a 1-2-3 inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton may have worked a clean frame, but he didn't escape unscathed, as he was hit by a comebacker by the first batter he faced and was seen shaking his arm after recording the out. He remained in to retire the final two batters and finish off the Angels with just seven pitches. Britton owns a 1.81 ERA and 40:14 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings.

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Danny Farquhar
Danny Farquhar strikes out two in ninth inning Monday
Danny Farquhar, RP, SEA
1:07 AM
News: Mariners pitcher Danny Farquhar gave up one unearned run on one hit and struck out two while finishing off his team's 5-2 win over the Mets.

Farquhar was in line to pitch the ninth inning whether a save opportunity was on the line or not, as closer Fernando Rodney was unavailable. Farquhar was unavailable Sunday due to arm tenderness but threw 26 pitches Monday. He owns a 2.68 ERA and 50:14 K:BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings.

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Joe Nathan
Joe Nathan earns 20th save Monday
Joe Nathan, RP, DET
12:54 AM
News: Tigers closer Joe Nathan locked up his 20th save Monday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Nathan has pitched on three straight days, including giving up three earned runs in a loss Saturday, so he's due for a day off Tuesday. He owns a 5.89 ERA and 39:16 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings.

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Bryan Shaw
Bryan Shaw takes loss after giving up home run Monday
Bryan Shaw, RP, CLE
7/21/2014
News: Indians pitcher Bryan Shaw was stuck with a loss Monday after giving up a tiebreaking solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of his team's 4-3 defeat against the Twins.

Shaw (4-2) was pitching for the third time in four nights Monday and wound up serving up his third home run of the season to bring home the decisive run of the game. He owns a 2.76 ERA and 40:13 K:BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings.

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Casey Fien
Casey Fien surrenders run in win Monday
Casey Fien, RP, MIN
7/21/2014
News: Twins pitcher Casey Fien gave up an earned run on two hits in the eighth inning Monday but still picked up a win in his team's 4-3 victory over the Indians.

Fien (5-4) surrendered a two-out single and allowed a runner on second base to come home and tie the game, but the Twins were able to retake the lead in the bottom half of the eighth inning. He owns a 2.34 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 33:6 K:BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings.

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Glen Perkins
Glen Perkins earns 23rd save Monday
Glen Perkins, RP, MIN
7/21/2014
News: Twins closer Glen Perkins secured his 23rd save Monday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Indians.

Perkins gave up a run in his first July appearance but has put together seven scoreless innings since, giving up just three hits and no walks while striking out six during that stretch. The Twins closer owns a 2.83 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 52:7 K:BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings.

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Jake Petricka
Jake Petricka picks up fourth save Monday
Jake Petricka, RP, CHW
7/21/2014
News: White Sox pitcher Jake Petricka earned his fourth save Monday, giving up one hit and striking out one while recording the final three outs of his team's 3-1 win over the Royals.

Petricka has bounced back after giving up two runs while not recording an out on July 9 to turn in three straight scoreless appearances, giving him a 2.10 ERA and 39:26 K:BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings. Both he and Zach Putnam are candidates for saves moving forward.

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Joakim Soria
Joakim Soria picks up 17th save Monday
Joakim Soria, RP, TEX
7/21/2014
News: Rangers closer Joakim Soria earned his 17th save Monday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Yankees.

Soria has seen his name crop up in trade rumors as the trading deadline approaches, and he's turned in 4 2/3 scoreless innings in July without walking a batter. Soria owns a 2.51 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 42:4 K:BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings.

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Miles Mikolas
Miles Mikolas earns first win Monday vs. Yankees
Miles Mikolas, RP, TEX
7/21/2014
News: Rangers pitcher Miles Mikolas earned his first win of the season Monday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 4-2 victory over the Yankees.

Mikolas (1-2) didn't fare too well in his first three outings after joining the team in early July, but he turned things around Monday, limiting the Yankees to a sacrifice fly in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth. He owns a 7.48 ERA and 15:5 K:BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings. Mikolas is scheduled to face the A's Saturday.

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Shane Greene
Shane Greene surrenders four runs in loss Monday
Shane Greene, RP, NYY
7/21/2014
News: Yankees pitcher Shane Greene took a loss Monday after giving up four earned runs on five hits and one walk in 5 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Rangers.

Greene (2-1) put together two quality starts before the break to earn two wins, but the Rangers were able to get to him in the sixth inning Monday, scoring three runs on four singles and a walk. He owns a 2.79 ERA and 17:6 K:BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. Greene is scheduled to take on the Blue Jays Saturday.

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